What I Wish I Were Good At

I’ve learned a lot in the last few years, and I’ll learn a lot in the next few. But there are many things I wish I was better at.

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

For years I’ve been saying I’m getting in shape. I’ve tried fad diets and exercises. I found one program that worked for me and fell off the wagon. Some people it just seems so easy for them to get and stay healthy. Whether they have money to throw at it with a dietitian or trainer, or they just have more will power it seems easy.

I know nothing truly is easy for anyone, but does it have to be THIS difficult? This is something I wish I was naturally good at.

Writing

I love writing, I write on my blog, I write for others, I sometimes just write for myself and no one ever sees it. But I still don’t consider myself “good”. I read some people I highly respect like Cait, Melanie, Jason, or Eric and think “I wish I was this good”.

People have told me they enjoy my writing, and people are willing to pay me for it so it can’t be as bad as I think it is. At this point I simply do what I consider my best and click publish. I try to never read them again after that as it’s painful to believe people are reading something so bad in my eyes.

In fact this article was originally “What I Wish I Was Good At” and Donna kindly informed me of my grammatical error. I’m sure I’ve made many and will make many more.

How Technology Works

When I say “technology” I mean things like WordPress (what this site is run on), Picmonkey, and Mailchimp, things that help me run my business. I can fumble through and make them all work but I’m not “good” at it. In fact often times I spend hours or even days working on something that when I ask someone who knows they are able to fix it in seconds.

Because of that I have to hire a lot of things out, or learn to deal with things not working the way I want them to. As I’m just starting out it’s often the latter.

Is Social Media A Tool Or A Distraction

Before I started this blog I had no social media accounts. Now I have a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat. I don’t really do anything on Snapchat or Twitter but I’m pretty active on Facebook and Pinterest.

But I do as much fun stuff as I do business stuff now. I think Facebook is a great way to keep up to date with friends and family. I’m able to show what’s going on in my life to a lot of people without sending each of them letters or cards. It saves me and them time. But it also takes a lot of time from me running through my feed wasting time when I should be working. And don’t even get me started on the time Pinterest steals from you.

I Can Cook But I’m No Chef

I love food, probably my favorite thing in the world is eating (probably why health is such an issue). And I love cooking, I’m pretty decent at it. I have some main dishes I can make real easily like Alfredo, Chicken Souvlaki, and pizza. But I can’t get what I call “fancy” dishes down. I’ve made some passable sushi, and tuna steaks but nothing I would pay money for.

I Could Work A Whole Lot Harder

I work from home now, and don’t have anyone (other than clients) that I have to answer to for my time. This is a blessing and a curse. I can get caught up on my reading, or watch a season of something on Netflix. But, then my work won’t get done, the business will fail, and I’ll have to find another 9 to 5 in order to pay my bills.

I really need to find more ways to motivate me other than “the deadline is tomorrow I should work on that”. Right now what’s motivating me is the fact that I don’t want to run out of money and use the credit cards we’ve paid off to pay our bills. I have enough money for today, and I know I’ll have enough money for next month, but after that there is no guarantee and so I must work today to make sure that 2 months from now there is still money to pay bills.

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